Supervisors and Student Discip...

Jan 14, 2020 by

Teachers and school principals are natural adversaries but that does not mean they must be antagonists. A healthy dynamic tension is...

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Victory Against Unlawful Retal...

Jan 13, 2020 by

Francesco Portelos is a whistle-blower against whom a war of retaliation lasting several years was waged. It cost him his position in...

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The US Census: Meaning, Mobili...

Jan 8, 2020 by

The year of the first US census, Mozart was in his last full year of life and Marie Antoinette still had her head. Now it’s...

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Principal Abolishes Deadlines ...

Jan 8, 2020 by

Just before winter break, I almost needed the Heimlich Maneuver when I almost choked.  Food was not involved.  Instead it...

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Memorial to a Former Colleague...

Jan 2, 2020 by

During the vacation just ended, I lost a dear friend and former teaching colleague named Lenora. She was a fine educator in every...

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Holiday Greeting Etiquette

Dec 19, 2019 by

A retired New York City public school teacher who writes letters to community newspapers that are published almost weekly, currently...

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Ron's Nomination For Irrel...

Dec 17, 2019 by

For Irrelevant Person of the Year, I nominate Mark Janus, the forgotten household name and patron saint of freeloaders. This bag-man...

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The Hector Figueroa School of ...

Dec 16, 2019 by

When the students at PS 398 voted to re-name their building The Hector Figueroa School last week, it instantly became a better place....

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DOE's New Dual-Language Ex...

Dec 11, 2019 by

The Department of Education currently offers 671 bilingual programs in 13 languages to students from Pre-K through high school,...

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Ron Isaac's Letter to The ...

Dec 10, 2019 by

In her latest anti-labor opinion piece ( Post, 12/6), Nicole Gelinas condemns the prospect of a 2 percent raise for TWU workers and...

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Pearl Harbor Anniversary: Forg...

Dec 9, 2019 by

I suspected that the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor would be forgotten or, which is worse, deliberately...

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Peer Review

Dec 5, 2019 by

“Peer review” is a tool for dividing and conquering that is widely being promoted as a teacher empowerment initiative. ...

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Letter to the New York Post

Nov 27, 2019 by

I’m not in a position to speculate whether the numerous  allegations against the Special Commissioner of Investigation as...

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Boycott Corporate Thanksgiving...

Nov 25, 2019 by

Every New Yorker, whether or not they’re part of the workforce or belong to a labor union, should boycott fast-food restaurants...

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Homeless Kids: the Latest Old ...

Nov 22, 2019 by

Just a few weeks ago, the banner headline of a prominent education-related online publication proclaimed “At 114,000, the...

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Brooklyn Tech Search For New P...

Nov 21, 2019 by

The Parents Association and Leadership Team of Brooklyn Technical High School, referring to their concern about the current selection...

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The “Student Religious L...

Nov 20, 2019 by

The “Student Religious Liberty Act”, soon to become law in Ohio, will make it an offense to deduct points from an...

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Michael Bloomberg’s Cand...

Nov 13, 2019 by

If Michael Bloomberg gets elected, he will become only the second president in history to serve more than the constitutional limit of...

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Contraband Teacher Union Jewel...

Nov 12, 2019 by

Brooklyn’s Bright Horizons Daycare takes a dim view of labor relations. Fearing their staff might be pricked in the heart by a...

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If You Can’t Stand the H...

Nov 6, 2019 by

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!”  That is former President Harry Truman’s advice...

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